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2015/2016  KAN-CPOLO1039U  Interdisciplinary case based course

English Title
Interdisciplinary case based course

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Jasper Hotho - Department of International Economics and Management (INT)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalization and international business
  • International political economy
  • Political Science
Last updated on 07-10-2015
Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: After the course the successful student can:
  • analyze a complex situation by choosing and applying relevant theories and methods from the IBP curriculum to the situation,
  • can justify the choice and application of theory and methods,
  • can formulate and justify recommendations for actors based on the analysis.
Course prerequisites
The idea of the course is to develop your ability to integrate insights from the disciplinary core courses in the IBP master program. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you have participated in all the other core-courses of the first semester of the MSc IBP program. The other core courses are: International Political Economy, International Business Strategy, and the Fundamentals of International Economic Law.
Interdisciplinary case based course:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Group exam, max. 5 students in the group
Size of written product Max. 5 pages
Assignment type Synopsis
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If ill at the regular oral exam, students are entitled to attend the retake oral exam based on the written group synopsis handed in at the regular exam.

Students failing the regular oral exam must hand in a new 5 page synopsis to the retake.
Course content and structure

The course focuses on decision-making problems in complex real-life or simulated real-life situations involving international business and politics. It includes cases from the private for-profit sector, the private non-profit sector, and the national or international public sector.  It draws on theories and methods presented in the program’s core courses in international business strategy, international political economy and international economic law.

Teaching methods
Last updated on 07-10-2015